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IDAHO OUT-OF-SCHOOL NETWORK

ION provides professional support for out-of-school and summer programs.

The network connects families and increases access to high-quality youth programs across Idaho. 

NOW AVAILABLE WHILE FUNDS LAST

This is a special ESSER-funded grant opportunity for youth programs to use Think Make Create mobile makerspace curriculum and other evidence-based educational supports. Funds can be used to stock up on STEM supplies, travel to the Power Up Summit or other training programs, scholarships and other projects that reduce barriers to learning. Current TMC lab users and others are encouraged to apply.  Funds must be used by September 20, 2024. Requests up to $10,000 will be considered untill funds are committed to eligible programs. 

CELEBRATING IDAHO'S AFTERSCHOOL CHAMPIONS

Idaho's 2024 Afterschool Champions:

Deanna Finley, Rathdrum     Susan Hollenbeak, Riggins  Clifford and Kathy Scheline, Donnelly   Lisa Brady, Treasure Valley  |   Claire Sponseller, Idaho Statewide Advocate   |    Rachelle Paxman, Ammon 

Each Afterschool Champion will receive public recognition for their great work at the Power Up Summit this fall, including complimentary registration and travel expenses to Boise, September 18-19, 2024.

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IDAHO BUILDING BLOCKS FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME QUALITY

Welcome to the Idaho Building Blocks for Quality Video Series!

In these videos, we delve into the essential elements of creating an impactful and purposeful out-of-school program. From defining clear goals and objectives to designing engaging activities and fostering positive relationships, these videos equip program coordinators, educators, and youth leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to craft high-quality programs that empower and inspire young minds.

Join us as we explore effective strategies, practical tips, and real-life examples that will elevate your afterschool program to new heights of excellence. Get ready to build a strong foundation for success!

10TH ANNUAL POWER UP SUMMIT 2023

  • TWO AMAZING DAYS OF SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

  • HONORED 8 OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHAMPIONS FROM THROUGHOUT THE STATE

  • FEATURED PANELS, KEYNOTES, AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS ON YOUTH ADVOCACY, FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING, CODING WITH KIDS, PODCASTING, WILDFIRE EDUCATION, AND MORE!

  • INTERACTIVE STEM EXPO, AMAZING LINE UP OF EXHIBITORS, AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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